Diary of a Lagos Commuter: How To Get Nigerians To Clean Their Environment…

It was interesting to witness how taskforce paid an unexpected visit to a restaurant next to Unity Bank at Ita-eko, Abeokuta. These officials were furious about the state of drainage system (gutter) in front of the store. To cut the long story short, the restaurant owner was given an hour ultimatum to clear up the affected areas.

To my surprise, some of the workers immediately got to work. Some minutes later, one of the tax officials returned to inspect as promised but was not satisfied. He gave them another order to remove the sand from the gutter, which they did. I had my fill taking pictures of the scene.

Why do we have to wait to be told what to do or be disgraced before we do what we know is right in Nigeria?

Aderolake chronicles her experience as a Lagos commuter on RuralReporters.com. As a trained Broadcast journalist, she is passionate about connecting the link between education and communication. Her expertise lies in the ability to disseminate useful and unbiased information to help others make informed decisions. 'Rolake is also a skilled makeup artist- she loves to amplify the beauty in others. She recently branched out to explore the administrative field and currently works as an administrator in one of the leading Nursing Agencies in Nigeria.

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